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Significant Penrith landmark

We had time to wander around these lovely castle ruins before catching our train home after... read more

Reviewed yesterday
One_of_the_BOFs
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Nice wander!

The castle ruins were nice to look around. It is amazing to think that this castle was once very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Natalie D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had time to wander around these lovely castle ruins before catching our train home after completing Lady Anne’s Way from Skipton. They are in surprisingly good condition given their age, affording some great photo opportunities. Well worth a short visit.

Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is always amazing to see old castles and the time it must have taken to build such structures. The ruins show a smaller water castle with partial walls and stectures that give you an idea of what it must have looked like in it’s...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle ruins were nice to look around. It is amazing to think that this castle was once very commanding. There is a pretty park joined on to the castle ruins which we had a wander around. Very close to the town centre, no parking...More

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful old ruin of a Castle. If you decide to go here make sure you read the boards that have been put up to explain the Castle. a very good read and eye opener.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

A great ruined castle to walk around if you stop off in Penrith. Substantial amount of ruins left for a small castle. It isn’t manned and so is free to walk around- there is a park behind which is also nice for a walk.

Thank Flannabells
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We unfortunately did not have the time to visit this ruin (of the Castle) on the "inside" but the outside looked promissing.

Thank E M
Reviewed August 30, 2018

An important castle with its linkage to Richard III. Free and an easy walk from town centre. Has enough signage to help explain what you're looking at. Another layer of Britain's history. From an American point of view, to live amid so much visible history...More

Thank RichardandColleen
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Although the castle is a ruin, it was amazing to see my 4 year old’s son imagination run wild. He was running round being a king and pretending that his mummy was a princess and I was a horse (which I wasn’t happy about obviously)....More

Thank TheOpenshaws
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My third visit to the castle, and the best so far. Firstly, it's free to get in, which is a big bonus. This means the ruins and gardens are used by visitors and locals alike. There are clearly labelled signs and information boards which help...More

Thank Sam G
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We came here thinking it would be busy but didn't realise how small it was. We only stayed here for about 20 minutes as it was raining but was still nice to visit.

Thank Andrew H
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